It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – The sound at the end of the show

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – The sound at the end of the show

[updated Oct. 20th, 2012 - now up to Season 9]

Adam introduced me to the television show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” It’s been very helpful to my healing process – laughter is the best narcotic.

The show is on FX, and is freaking hysterical. I cant think of any episode that hasn’t had us cracking up, and me saying “Oh my god I cant believe they just did that.” Several times we have rewound (not sure the proper term with a DVD) scenes to play them again and again.

Im curious how many other gals like the show. Some of the humor is twisted and childish, but I seriously think they do an amazing job writing the show. It’s very low budget, at least in the beginning it was – but the stories and characters are so well done.

Sometimes I’m reminded of Seinfeld and how uncomfortable I was when George Costanza would do something stupid. These characters do something every show, but are sometimes such a$$holes, that it’s okay somehow. I don’t feel as uncomfortable. Except Charlie. We love him. He’s like a puppy dog or something, you can’t get too mad because he doesn’t know what he is doing. Karate…Snow mobile…chop set? OMG.

The story of how the show came to be (as seen on the DVD) – is really inspiring. They just went for it – submitting the pilot to different stations – and now it is a hit tv show on FX.

So, low budget and all, at the end of the show, after the credits roll, an image of three main characters is shown along with a sound clip that plays backwards. Pretty simple for them to do, but it has had me intrigued.

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The desire to know the deeper meaning behind the sound intensified as I realized they changed it from one season to another. As we started Season 4, I really wanted to know. I searched the Interwebs looking for the real message but could not find anything.

So, I fired up Audacity to play with the clips.

For those of you who always wished you could tell what they were saying – here you go:
(I haven’t posted my interpretation on what they are saying, in case you wanted to try and figure it out for yourself)

Season 1 – As heard at end of episode

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Season 1 – In Reverse

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Season 2 – As heard at end of episode

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Season 2 – In Reverse

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Season 3 – As heard at end of episode

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Season 3 – In Reverse

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Season 4 – As heard at end of episode

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Season 4 – In Reverse

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Season 5 – As heard at end of episode

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Season 5 – In Reverse

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Update: November 7th, 2010
Thanks for all of the fun feedback – I did this to satisfy my own curiosity and glad it can help others!
Finally the Xmas Special and Season 6!
I missed out on the Xmas special as the stores had already sent it back! I kept looking everywhere, even London but they had NO IASIP!!!
(How can they not see the comedic genius???)
Sorry for the delay, I just got a Mac, and figured out I could get them from  iTunes! So worth the money!!! Enjoy!


Xmas Special - As heard at end of episode

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Xmas SpecialIn Reverse

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Season 6 – As heard at end of episode

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Season 6 – In Reverse

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Update: October 15th, 2011

SEASON 7 !!! Would have been faster had I read my own post and remembered iTunes!

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Season 7 – In Reverse

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Update: November 14th, 2012

SEASON 8 !!! It’s been too long for It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia!

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Season 8 – In Reverse

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Update: October 20th, 2013

SEASON 9 - sound as originally played on Its always sunny…

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SEASON 9 – In Reverse

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104 thoughts on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – The sound at the end of the show

  1. David

    The band Ween uses the word “Brown” to mean “something that is f**ked up, but in a good way”.

    Perhaps the Always Sunny boys are fans?

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  2. Dawn

    I love this f#@%ing show!! They are hilarious, all of them….while at the same time, being assholes, but too funny!!!

    Thanks for putting these up here, I hadn’t even realized that it was different each season. Also, you introduced me to Audacity, which I know I’ll have lots of fun from, as well.

    Have fun with yr Mac, I will never go back – ‘once you go Mac, you’ll never go back’…..LOVE MY MAC!!!!
    peace

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    1. Judy Post author

      I must say I love my Mac! I just stated using MS Office for Mac – i keep getting crashes. I wont bame that on my Mac. Funny talking about Mac’s when teh shows main character is a Mac. Enjoy Audacity!

      Reply
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  4. Jim

    Holy crap im thankful for you posting this! I thought it was just played backwards, but i’m extreamlly lazy and would rather someone else figure stuff out for me. The show is pure funny. most of the shows now just suck monkey B@%%$. Sunny in Philly For life!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Raoul Duke

    yall need to do the season 7 one …. im to lazy.

    Sunny Is My Shit …. Don’t Tell Glen but that was my kid bitches!!!

    Were Crab People Now!!!

    $ CH33S3 $

    Your Momz Dick TM

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  6. savannah dilauro

    In the episode who got dee pregnant? They do a serious play on the whole brown thing when they talk about browning out at the Halloween party. Hilarious.

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  7. Twizzlermuffin

    Well, Good! I’m not the only asshole who enjoys this show also. Now get back to work!

    and thanks for the playing forward thing. Go fan clug. thats right i said clug!

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  8. Ashlie

    You’re awesome for playing those forward. I just wonder wtf brown is supposed to mean. And damnit I’m out of poppers.

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  9. Steamdude

    Thanks so much for making it so darn easy to satisfy my curiosity! I have always wondered about the backwards audio! Being a Philly expat living in the Mountain State and big Devito fan, I started watching “Sunny” and never stopped. There’s something about raunch humor that turns off most women. You must be a cool chick. My wife could not watch the show and enjoy it. Did you watch the Three Stooges, too, when you were a little girl? “Sunny” is really the evolution of that.

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    1. Judy Post author

      Thanks for the cool chick comment. I was never a stooges fan. But I do like Dexter, and I’m not sure that’s a chick thing either. I do cry at sappy commercials, so lets just say my tastes vary. :)

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  10. jaiken

    Wow yeah judy im very impressed with the effort you’ve invested in this. Here I am at 2 in the morning wondering if anyone has played these forward. Thank you for the insight.

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  11. JT-FLIFF

    The three stooges suck hard. Sorry Steamdude
    Alwyays Sunny & Workaholics are great, I feel like they are both designed for me.

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    1. Melychath

      The Three Stooges are classic.
      I sure do love this interweb thingy. I just saw an episode of Sunny and couldn’t help but wonder what the guys were saying at the end. One quick search and I have an answer.

      Reply
  12. Brown Town

    maybe they like to drink whiskey or another brown colored alcoholic beverage. when people ask how your night was instead of telling them you got “blackout” drunk you tell them that you went to “brown town” meaning that you experienced alcohol induced amnesia while drinking only whiskey

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  13. Alex

    Thanks so much. It was bothering me trying to figure out what they saying. Now if I could only figure out where to order some Milk Steak.

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  14. brown clown

    Thanks so much for posting this, I have been wondering what the hell they have been saying at the end of each show! And….”going to brown town” is slang for anal sex…a “brown clown” refers to the dong after the event lol!

    Reply
  15. alex

    Thankk you for putting forth the effort to satisfy the curiosity of others. This was drivinng me crazy, i appretiate this

    Reply
  16. Cracker Bob

    Nothing is funnier then when they are wrestling singing that Birds of Prey song. It’s like Vanilla Ice singing Ice Ice Baby, the song is so bad it’s good.

    Reply
  17. MsLovi

    Thanks so much from another girl who absolutely loves this show. I’ve watched every season so much that the online Sunny trivia quizzes are a breeze.

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  18. r church

    thank you so much for taking the time for doing this. i just discovered this show and love it. now i have to investigate the whole “brown” thing!

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  19. stephie

    such a great show, my boyfriend reminds me of charlie, haha in a good way..thanks for the post, i always wondered what they were saying! ;o)

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  20. Zaphy

    DUDE REALLY? THE MEANING OF BROWN YOU ALL CANNOT FIGURE THIS OUT? THEY CAN’T SAY SHIT ON THE AIR SO THEY SAY…… Wait for it…… BROWN!

    You know “Shit in HD” or “7 Seasons of Shit”

    Its hilarious you couldn’t figure this out.

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    1. DrNothing

      Kind of stunning, actually, no? One would assume that people that are such fans of this show (see: the real life “Gang”) would immediately shine on that amber… This thread reads like a group of people debating on the oblique meaning hidden in the credits of some JJ Abrams series or hell, a Pynchon novel, for Zod’s sake! It’s POOPY people! JEE-bus Crimby!

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      1. Judy Post author

        Hmmm…me thinks people are mostly just trying to understand what is being said, not the meaning of brown…

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    2. Zentropa

      They say “shit” on the air all the time in the show. They’re on FX. If they wanted to say shit at the end, they would.

      The final joke may actually be a joke on us. Maybe brown means nothing, but they laugh their asses off each year knowing that people are trying to figure it out.

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  21. Samantha

    Thank you for posting these. :) I was just watching the latest Sunny and googled this out of curiosity. Looking forward to you posting season 8.

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  22. Lisa

    No one recalls the episode where Mac coins the term “browning out”?

    “It’s when you drink so much that everything goes brown. It’s not as severe as a black out because I remember bits and pieces. I call it browning out.” Mac

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    1. Judy Post author

      Hi Lisa, I Have seen this. Thanks for contributing. Funny how the guys just run straight towards the poo jokes.

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  23. Tracy

    From one girl to another; this show is the freaking funniest thing on TV. We’re getting close to ending a Netflix binge and I’m so sad they end on season seven.

    Thanks for posting the end bits – this was driving me crazy! Also, I agree with the earlier poster about the meaning being related to the “who got Dee pregnant” episode.

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  24. #1charliefan

    nobody appears to have a good explanation for the whole recurring brown reference. im gonna take to twitter and try to get an answer from one of the cast. most likely glen.

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